April 18th, 2020 | 10am – 2pm @ Rocktown Adventures
Our inaugural event was SO successful, we’re coming back with our 2nd Annual Outdoor Gear Yard Sale!
Do you have some outdoor gear taking up space in your garage or shed? Would you like to turn some used outdoor gear into cash or see if you can swap your old gear for someone else’s? Are you looking to get outside more but do not want to purchase new equipment? Or, maybe you just want to get rid of some outdoor gear in general? If you answered yes to any of these, you will want to come to Rocktown Adventures during our 2020 Outdoor Gear Yard Sale going on April 18th from 10AM – 2PM. Come to sell or come to purchase. Even come to donate! All are welcome!
We will have a limited number (12–14) of 6-foot tables available for people to sell their outdoor gear. There is no fee to reserve a table, but we do ask for a donation of at least one non-perishable food item. All donated foods will benefit the Cornucopia Food Pantry located in downtown Rockford. Tables are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your table, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email confirming your table space. No commercial businesses are allowed to have a vendor table at this time. If Mother Nature does not cooperate, we will move vendors into our warehouse next door to our store.
All registered vendors will be required to fill out a liability form before set up. As a thank you for coming out, all vendors will receive a 25% off for any regular priced apparel, camping or hiking purchases.
Outdoor Gear Donation Box
In addition to the vendor tables, we will have a donation box for outdoor gear – kind of like a hiker’s box along the Appalachian Trail. Donate any items to the box, which is open to anyone free of charge to grab what they like. Limit of two items per person claimed from the Outdoor Gear Box, please. The Outdoor Gear Box is open for donations (and liquidations!) year-round. We stage this in front of the checkout area in the store.
Permissible Items to Sell
Any sporting goods equipment is permitted. Camping gear, tents, backpacks, kayaks, canoes, paddling gear, fishing gear, used but in good condition clothes or shoes, winter sports equipment, bikes or team sports are welcomed. Guns, ammunition and archery equipment are prohibited.
Hours of Operation
The Yard Sale will run from 10AM – 2PM. Set up will begin at 9AM. You are not required to stay for the duration of the event. Sell your outdoor gear and take off or come into the store to take advantage of our Yard Sale items.
Earth Day at Rocktown
In addition to the Yard Sale, where people can set up tables free of charge and sell their gear to the public or swap it with someone else, our hiking shoe vendor, Oboz, is adding to the fun. Their standard practice is to plant a tree for every pair of shoes sold, and they are over 1,000,000 trees planted! For Earth Day Weekend, April 18th & 19th, all you need to do is simply try on a pair of Oboz hiking shoes, and Oboz will plant a tree for you. You walk away with a sticker commemorating your efforts to help plant a tree – which we all know is a good thing. And you get to try premium hiking shoes, most of which will be on sale this weekend!
We will not have a table in the tent, but we will have an assortment of equipment (paddling and winter sports) and apparel available at Yard Sale prices. These items will be clearly marked and located in-store. We will donate 10% of sales April 18 to Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful to assist them in their mission to improve our environment through education, public awareness and community involvement. Do your duty in celebration of Earth Day then come over to Rocktown Adventures! Hope to see you on April 18th!